Disk partitioning is the act of dividing a hard disk drive into multiple logical storage units referred to as 'partitions'

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Where is my Ubuntu installed?

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8 using the iso file from official website. In Ubuntu 12.04, I used wubi to install and then it was clear that Ubuntu was installed in Windows. I installed ...
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Custom partition on window 7 and ubuntu

This question is related to many question but answer was not satisfying, hence posting new one. I have 500GB HDD with 8GB ram along I5 processor in laptop[battery friendly install].I have following ...
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Grant users access to directories on partition

I have just installed Ubuntu 13.04. The OS and binaries are on an SSD. All of the data and files are on a standard HDD. The system's other user accounts each have a directory on the HDD. ...
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Accidentaly deleted ubuntu system partion during attempted windows install

During a foolish attempt at installing Windows 7 along side Ubuntu 12.10 on a separate drive, for some lab work, I accidentally deleted(not formatted) the wrong disk and immediately after realizing ...
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Why do disk names change at boot

Previously, all of my disk partitions where called /dev/sda1, /dev/sda2, ... My network stopped working (couldn't ping out), and after a sudo ifdown eth0 and sudo ifup eth0, my desktop went away and ...
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How do I change volume sizes on Ubuntu Server 12.04.3 without reinstalling?

I have a HP DL380 G7 Server with the HW Raid configured at Raid 1+0. Previously, I have 146GB LFF SAS Installed but I since have upgraded to 600GB LFF SAS Drives. Since the Mirror Rebuilding was ...
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How can I install ubuntu 12.04 besides ubuntu 13.10

I have ubuntu 13.10 installed in my laptop (lenovo u430) and I want to have ubuntu 12.04 also (because of graphic drivers). When I try the live cd, it says I have no other OS in my computer and that ...
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I can't install Ubuntu. Problems with my hard drive

I have a lap top HP pavilion dv6. The Windows 7 partition is of 443 GB, and I have 120 GB of free space there. I want to reduce the size of that partition so I can create a new partition of 60GB for ...
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Please help identify on which partition I have ubuntu installed

I need to reinstall my GRUB since I cannot boot windows 8 anymore (something happened with my installation of Ubuntu). I want to follow this advice - Boot error > no such device: grub rescue in ...
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Put swap on SSD or HDD?

New installation coming up. 120gb SSD for OS and HOME and 1tb HDD for storage. 16gb of ram which means 16gb of swap if I recall correctly. SSD space is too valuable for a swap partition right? If my ...
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How can I backup my Windows partition?

I dropped my laptop. The hard drive is now dead - we think; but more may be wrong with the laptop and that's what we are assuming. It is responding, but with long delays and issues. With this in mind,...
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Dual booting windows 7 alongside Ubuntu 13.04 after installing Ubuntu

I have an Ubuntu 13.04 PC. Now, using gparted I have partitioned an ntfs file system to install Windows 7. But it seems that Windows 7 did not install any of the partition stating the selected ...
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partition a usb memory stick

I'm trying to partition a 16GB memory stick so both partitions can be seen by windows. I've created 2 partitions, 500 MB and 15.5 GB both FAT323. But windows only sees the 1st.
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Warning: The Partition is misaligned by XXX - Revisiting this question

I know this has been addressed, but I still have a question: I recently bought a WD 4TB Green hard drive to use as one of my data backups. I made a single partition using GUID instead of MBR. My GUI ...
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Where should I install grub?

I formatted my laptop due to messing up GRUB and MBR. And I don't want that to happen again, so... Where is the correct partition that I should install GRUB? My partitions are System Reserved (/dev/...
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Error mounting HD

I've got 4 HD, 1 SSD for the system and 3 SATA HD for data. I had some problems with Windows and I decided to format my system HD (without partitions) and install just Ubuntu. I've installed Ubuntu, ...
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will reinstalling ubuntu mess with grub?

My computer has windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on a dual boot with grub, and I want to upgrade to 13.04 with a fresh install and grow the partition. the method I want to follow is this one: Go to the ...
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Grub error: unknown file system, grub rescue

I get the grub error unknown file system, grub rescue after I deleted my VISTA partition and allocated some unused space to make it bigger. For some reason, I am unable to boot from my Ubuntu 12 live ...
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Issue with installing Ubuntu 13.04 on a new partition

I am installing Ubuntu 13.04 on a computer that has Windows 7 already installed. I do not want to wipe it, so I took space from it, and made a new partition. I am doing this from a disk image that I ...
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Installation alongside Windows XP, or dual boot

I am new to Linux [environment]. I need to use Ubuntu for some software development. I've created a live USB from the iso image. Is it possible to use it for development purpose? If not, I need some ...
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Can I move /opt partition?

I have /opt on a separate partition. Can I move it to the / partition to install Windows Vista? I currently have the following setup: / partition /home partition /opt partition swap partition
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HDD Problems with superblocks

Hello everyone and thanks for your help in advance I bought a new laptop and after moving the home folder successfully I wanted to delete all the partitions from my old one, overwrite everything with ...
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Strange 2.02mib unallocated space left after deleting a parttion

I deleted volume (via Windows 7 disk management) of HddRecovery partition(manufacturer recovery) and then stretched the Main partition C: to use unallocated space. Everything looked great on Windows ...
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Deleted Win7 partition of 263GB. How to get Ubuntu 12.04 to utilize that space?

Win7 had a lot of problems so I finally got disgusted with it and deleted the entire partition. No I have 263 GB of unused HDD. How can I make Ubuntu use it? I don't know how to extend Ubuntus' ...
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Merging unallocated partition in usb drive

I am totally new to linux. I have a 1 GB USB pen drive. Some windows virus created a 1.4MB partition in it and copied itself in it. I want to delete that partition or merge it with the rest of the ...
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In what disk is GRUB located?

I would like to know, since i'm planning on recreating my partitions to fix some problems, but i would like to really make sure that GRUB deletes along with my partitions, if someone knows where the ...
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GRUB installation Windows and Ubuntu 13.04

I have two hard drives, one with no partitions and Windows 7 installed on it(ssd): /dev/sda And the second is for Ubuntu 13.04 (hdd), and is partitioned for: /dev/sdb1 / /dev/sdb2 /home /dev/sdb3 ...
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How to remove the limit of a maximum of 16 partions at installation of 12.04 on GPT layout HDD

When I partition the HDD with Gparted (from 12.04 installation media), it encounters an error when trying to format partition named sda16. The error message reads: mkdosfs: Device partition expected, ...
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making windows 8 partition larger

My diskimage is here: My problem is that I want to make my windows 8 partition larger. More specifically I want to use my Restore partition to enlarge my windows partition by 20GB.I think that ...
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What's the point of adding extra GB of drive space to the Ubuntu partition beyond what the OS needs?

I'm installing alongside windows. My HD has ~1 TB of space. I'm assuming when installing, if I ask the installer to partition 400 GB of space for Ubuntu, this would leave ~600 GB of space for ...
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Why is my “sudo fdisk -l” output so messy?

How do I fix this and is it even a problem. sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * ...
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Partition resize after ubuntu on windows8

I have got a weird problem and I ended up getting 3 partitions after installing ubuntu on windows 8. In sequence: 1. windows 8 - main partition 2. Grub - 1 MB 3. ubuntu - 38 GB + Swap (5 GB) 4. 20 GB ...
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How can I create one more partition?

sda1 -> Windows XP sda2 -> Windows 7 sda3 -> Data Partition I have created 4 primary partitions, I have 7xx GB left, how can I create one more partition?
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Removing Ubuntu, Please Help

I had the wubi.exe in my 16gb usb drive. When attempting to install it, I mistakenly selected my USB drive as my installation drive. After installing, I formatted my USB drive, meaning the uninstaller ...
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Error during installation from try ubuntu

I'm currently using Windows 8 64-bit OS and I want to use ubuntu alongside it. But while I try to install, I'm always stuck on an error message No root file system defined I've even tried to use ...
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Will I have to reinstall applications if I reinstall Ubuntu?

I am new to LINUX I have a quick question... I currently have three partitions: / swap /home I have a few related questions: Which partition does apt-get install applications to? (Windows ...
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Struggling with Windows installer in a Sedatech PC

I just bought this PC: Sedatech PC Office and right away I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 with the Windows Installer. Everything goes fine until the end of installation step 5. At that point the ...
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Unable to create a new partition for Windows

I have only Ubuntu installed and now I need to install Windows 7. I'm using GParted for that, however, I can't create a new partition since most of the menu items are disables including Partition ->...
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Install alongside “them”? Even though I only have 1 OS? Should I move forward? WIN7/UBU 12.04

I am at a slight problem right now, and I have searched keywords on this forum, but I don't find anyone with the exact concern. While trying install 12.04 Lts on my machine as a dual boot option, ...
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partitioned os lost

I have a computer with dual boot Windows and Ubuntu. I decided to download updates in Ubuntu but in the middle my computer froze so I had to do a hard reset. When I started the computer again I got an ...
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How to partition Hard drive on ubuntu

Dear fellows I am new to ubuntu.. I don't know how to partition my hard drive like it is on windows.. please guide me the whole procedure to solve this issue.. I will be thankful to you.
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GParted hanged for hours on shrinking

GParted is stuck on the shrinking step for the last 25 hours trying to shrink my 442GB Windows 8 oartition to 426GB. This partition is on my SATA HDD and I aḿ only modifying the end of the partition ...
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ubuntu data recovery help [duplicate]

recently I have install Ubuntu 13.04 removing windows 7 . before installing Ubuntu in win 7 there are 5 partition storing my important data but after installing Ubuntu all partition merged into ...
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Is there an fsck command for checking the entire HDD?

This is probably a duplicate, but then please just link the post that answer my question. Fsck seems to check partitions and file system, but is there a way to use a live CD, unmount (well, I guess ...
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Partitioning on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a laptop. In said laptop I have windows 8.1 and 4 partitions. My partitions list are as follows: System Partition - Size:350 MB - simple driver Driver C (My windows 8.1) - Size:150 GB - ...
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Problem with Partitioning when installing Ubuntu 12.04

I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 and when the partition starts, it never completes. I get errors like (Ubiquity: '3660' gtk CRITICAL **: gtk_widget_draw: assertion '!widget - >priv- all oc_needed ...
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error: unknown filesystem - what happened?

All the answered questions with this error seem to be partitioning ones. I wasn't changing my partition at all, just copying some files. I have a boatload of movies on my little Toshiba - equally ...
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How to remove Windows after installing Ubuntu?

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Vista 64 bit machine and I thought it was going to uninstall Vista but it didn't, now I have both systems. How do I get rid of Vista?
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Trying to do dual boot install: The test of the file system with type ext4 in partition #1 of SCSI2 (0, 0, 0) found uncorrected errors

My Ubuntu computer crashed recently, and I did recover the important things and put them on a USB drive, but I'd still rather not wipe everything off my computer, so I thought I'd do a dual ...
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How to extend the Size of my Ubuntu Partition

I have Installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my pre-installed Windows8 sony laptop with HDD of 500Gb. There are a few partitions present by default like recovery ,etc. I have created a few other partitions of ...